Transparency International requests British govt to investigate Sharifs property in London

According to sources, Transparency International has requested the British government start investigation over the four properties Nawaz Sharif holds in London.

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The global anti corruption body said that Theresa May-led UK government should launch an official probe into the four properties owned by the deposed premier.

In its official statement, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) has demanded that the British government should not allow Sharif to take a refuge in the country.

The organisation demanded proceedings to seize any properties found to be obtained through corruption.

The Accountability Court on Friday announced the verdict in Avenfield reference against the disgraced prime minister Nawaz Sharif  who is convicted  over money laundering and has been served 10 years sentence in Avenfield reference.

Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz is sentenced for 7 years of imprisonment over submitting forged documents before the Supreme Court led Joint Investigation Team.

Captain(R) Safdar is sentenced for one year.

Moreover, Nawaz was fined £8 million and Maryam £2 million.

Avenfield Refernce was  one of the corruption references filed against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, last year.

On Wednesday in the press conference outside the London’s hospital where Nawaz’s ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz is being treated against cancer, the former had sought the delay in Avenfield reference till Kulsoom’s health condition omproves.

However, on Thursday a formal plea was submitted before the court by Nawaz’s counsel in this regard.

Avenfield reference is one of the three reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Paper’s case last year.

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Captain(R) Safdar are charged in Avenfield refernce, which revolves around allegations of buying London flats through money laundring.

The NAB contended that Nawaz was the beneficial owner of London’s flats, as he misused his power when he was the public office holder(PM).

Whereas ousted PM Nawaz refuted allegations, saying that he had nothing to do with his children’s business, as flats are owned by his sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz.

The Accountability Court however declared Hussain, Hassan Nawaz proclaimed offenders owing to their no-show in the entire case proceedings.

Furthermore, apparent heir of Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz was indicted for allegedly submitting forged documents before Supreme Court led Joint Investigation Team(JIT) last year.

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